Boreal Cayenne

A lightweight 3-season boot weighing 1388g (pair, size 11). Dryline waterproof lining; split leather and synthetic upper; protective cap on toe box for durability; Vibram outsole with reasonably aggressive lug pattern. However, not as stiff as other boots n the market, so best kept to valley, hill and moorland. Upper is not as durable as full leather; not as good for rocky mountain walks or backpacking as other boots.

Verdict: Reasonably lightweight boot that is best suited to easier terrain in valleys and over moors.


First published in Trail magazine, April 2008